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 18 Apr 2011
 


Sail-World New Zealand: 18 April 2011

Dean Barker helming Emirates Team NZ - Extreme Sailing Series 2011. Qingdao. China.

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Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 18 April 2011

Extreme 40's provided most of the sailing action over the weekend, with the third day of the regatta being very spectacular.

We have full coverage of all the racing, plus several videos from the third day - showing the four capsizes.

For Emirates Team NZ, this was a very good regatta as the world's top professional sailing team transition into the multihull world. They led the regatta in its open water phase, before racing moved inside the breakwater, and had to fight hard on the final day in the light winds off Qingdao.

It is significant in the context of the big picture of the 2013 America's Cup that Emirates Team NZ will have probably 35 events in the Extreme 40's and AC45's ahead of the start of the Challenger Selection Series for the 34th America's Cup. Compare that to just 13 events in the 2011-2013 period for a team that is not sailing in the Extreme 40's and the New Zealanders, along with Artemis Racing (SWE) will not be lacking for target practice.

The Extreme Sailing Series 2011. Act 2. Qingdao. China
Pictures of The Wave Muscat capsizing on day 2 of racing.
Sui Zhi Qiang
  Lloyd Images ©

Bear in mind too that the races in the America's Cup will be about the same duration as one half of a game of rugby. Yep, the AC races will be over at half-time, meaning that there will be a big premium on short term gains, rather than grinding out a position through superior boatspeed on a 20 minute beat to windward.

So the 20 minute races in the Extreme 40's are maybe not that irrelevant to the AC game. Time will tell.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders on Day 1 of the 2011 470 Spring Cup. (Icarus Images)  

Two New Zealand crews are sailing in the 470 Spring Cup in France ahead of the fourth round of the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres. We have reports on the first two days of racing with Jo Aleh and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher competing in the open fleet along with Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders, who were series leaders after the first day of racing.

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Doyle Stratis wins at Young 88 NZ Nationals
Doyle Sails Media,
Doyle Stratis sails completed a clean sweep of the NZ premier one-design classes this weekend with a first overall in the Young 88 2011Nationals. Flash Gordon with William Tyler, Richard Bouzaid and Mike Sanderson, managed a convincing win with four line wins, sailing in a range of conditions that tested both boat speed and tactics to the limit.... [more]
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Images of Qingdao: Heading down the mine on Day 3
Extreme Sailing,
It was a day collisions and capsizes on the Extreme Sailing course inside the seawall at Qingdao, China, venue for the so-called light air Olympics in 2008. Here's a galley of images of the day's action... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Day 3: Carnage, Capsizes and Collisions + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Never in four years of the Extreme Sailing Series has there been so much drama in one day. In almost unprecedented conditions here in Qingdao, the public witnessed some extraordinary adrenalin fueled ‘stadium' racing, first witnessing a major collision between The Wave, Muscat (Oman) and Oman Air (Oman) at the first downwind mark of the first race, and four dramatic capsizes.... [more]
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45 starters for the 46th OK Dinghy Interdominion Championship
Daen Dorazio,
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North Sails take NZ Marine Industry Sailing Challenge 2011
Tom Macky,
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470 Spring Cup 2011 Day 3 - Japanese extend
470 Internationale,
Two races were completed on Saturday's day three of the 2011 470 Spring Cup with light winds. After a few hours of waiting ashore, the sailors finally hit the water around midday when the breeze started to fill in the bay of Les Sablettes near Toulon, France... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: America's Cup rivals fight for Qingdao title
Sail-World,
Emirates Team NZ, although having lost their overall lead going into the fourth day of the Extreme Sailing series in Qingdao, China, have put up a valiant stand to try to achieve a series victory. The forecasted stronger winds did not eventuate and instead the temperatures at the 2008 Olympic sailing venue are cold and with 4-6kt winds.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi comes in fifth
Paco Latorre,
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The new K3 International 14 - Proudly 'Made in Canada'
Sail-World Canada,
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470 Spring Cup day 2 Fierce battle in race 3
470 Internationale,
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 images of Oman Sail's final day
Nicky Moore,
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470 Spring Cup 2011 New Zealand leads on day one
470 Internationale,
Another great opener to an event for New Zealand's Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders as they launch their first day of racing at the 470 Spring Cup 2011 in France with a 2,1 result to lead the fleet going into day two.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 - Crazy racing for TeamGaebler
Roland Gaebler,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 racing update from TeamGaebler. From the first to the last race. This is the way sailing should look. On the Olympic Waters of Qingdao (China) we cannot count how many stunts we did with our Extreme40 Catamaran at the second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: Light, shifty and unforgiving breeze costs lead
Emirates Team NZ,
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RYA Team GBR announced for ISAF Youth Worlds
RYA,
After five days of exhilarating sail racing at the RYA Volvo Youth Nationals 2011, selectors for the RYA Volvo Team GBR Youth Worlds 2011 Team have announced the 12 sailors who will represent Great Britain in the ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race maxi class start images
Tony Di Pietra images,
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Extreme Sailing Series: Action packed finish in Qingdao + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The dramatic second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series at the Olympic sailing venue in Qingdao, that proved to be the perfect amphitheatre for the stadium format racing, has come to a close.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada - Make the right calls and avoid pitfalls
Rich Roberts,
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 - Team Artemis in speed duel
Morgan Trubovich,
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Barcelona World Race Hugo Boss duo frustrated
Barcelona World Race,
On Barcelona World Race competitor Hugo Boss are too far ahead of the gradual evolution and movement of the cut off low pressure which is centered to their WSW to gain from the pressure fields. Gerard Marin and Ludovic Aglaor are making nearly 14 knots this Saturday morning directly towards the cut, the Straits. Hugo Boss duo have been making less than that overnight in the Barcelona World Race.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 - Team Artemis wraps it up
Morgan Trubovich,
Morgan Trubovich updates us on Team Artemis and their final day in Qingdao for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race sailing team Groupama attend medical workshop
Volvo Ocean Race,
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Vestas SailRocket 2 arrives in Africa
Paul Larsen,
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Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ leave Qingdao carnage in their wake
Warren Douglas,
Four yachts capsized and a major collision occurred as winds gusted to 30 knots on Day 3 of the Extreme 40 Series at Qingdao, China. Emirates Team New Zealand came through the day unscathed and retained the overall lead, extending to 134 points with second-placed Alinghi on 127.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Van Liew under pressure
Velux 5 Oceans,
The pressure to protect his lead in the race to his hometown is mounting for Velux 5 Oceans skipper Brad Van Liew as ocean sprint four enters its final stage.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - New leader emerges after light day + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 in Qingdao, dedicated to the Wei Chen local charity dedicated to helping the disadvantaged, proved to be the calm after the storm.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 carnage for Team Artemis on day three
Morgan Trubovich,
Team Artemis experienced the excitement of 'stadium racing' in their Extreme Sailing Series campaign today in the Chinese city of Qingdao. Morgan Trubovich recounts Team Artemis' third day at the event.... [more]
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European 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Circuit 2011
Frank Quealey,
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SB3 Australian Championship race 1 images - Sail Port Stephens 2011
Sail Port Stephens media,
The SB3 Nationals got underway today as part of Sail Port Stephens 2011. This gallery of images is from race 1.... [more]
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